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dc.contributor.authorBertocchi, Graziellaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-12en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-11-23T11:37:38Z-
dc.date.available2011-11-23T11:37:38Z-
dc.date.issued2011en_US
dc.identifier.piurn:nbn:de:101:1-201107283824en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/51839-
dc.description.abstractThis essay investigates the determinants of the growth performance of Africa. I start by illustrating a broader research agenda which accounts not only for basic economic and demographic factors, but also for the role of history and institutional development. After reporting results from standard growth regressions, I analyze the role of Africa's peculiar history, which has been marked by its colonization experience. Next I discuss the potential growth impact of state fragility, a concept which reflects multiple facets of the dysfunctions that plague the continent. The last topic I address is the influence, in and out of Africa, of the slave trades. The essay ends with critical conclusions and suggestions for further research.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherIZA Bonnen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesDiscussion paper series // Forschungsinstitut zur Zukunft der Arbeit 5856en_US
dc.subject.jelO43en_US
dc.subject.jelN17en_US
dc.subject.jelH11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordgrowthen_US
dc.subject.keywordAfricaen_US
dc.subject.keywordhistoryen_US
dc.subject.keywordcolonizationen_US
dc.subject.keywordinstitutionsen_US
dc.subject.keywordstate fragilityen_US
dc.subject.keywordslaveryen_US
dc.titleGrowth, colonization, and institutional development: In and out of Africaen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn669709239en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungenen_US
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